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The camshaft position sensor relays important information from your camshaft to the engine control module (ECM). The cost of a camshaft position sensor replacement depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle.

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Toyota Solara Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota Solara Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement is $201. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2008 Toyota Solara 2.4L L4 SLE
195,031 miles
Demarco H  • 
August 8, 2020 5:44 PM  • 
Oakland CA 94606
3.80  hrs
0.60  hrs
1999 Toyota Solara 3.0L V6
185,000 miles
Nicole G  • 
August 2, 2020 4:15 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93727
2.40  hrs
0.60  hrs
1999 Toyota Solara
206,500 miles
Brittany C  • 
August 1, 2020 3:35 AM  • 
San Pedro CA 90731
3.10  hrs
0.60  hrs
2008 Toyota Solara 3.3L V6
200,000 miles
Charisse H  • 
March 16, 2020 1:16 AM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95757
4.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2001 Toyota Solara 2.2L L4 SE
15,000 miles
David T  • 
March 7, 2020 4:00 AM  • 
Milpitas CA 95035
0.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2001 Toyota Solara
136,509 miles
Megan R  • 
February 5, 2020 2:57 AM  • 
Rosemead CA 91770
1.90  hrs
0.80  hrs
2004 Toyota Solara 3.3L V6
146,000 miles
Tony Z  • 
November 24, 2019 11:05 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95148
0.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
1999 Toyota Solara SLE
285,000 miles
Tyriq P  • 
July 19, 2019 5:41 AM  • 
Orange CA 92868
2.60  hrs
0.90  hrs
2002 Toyota Solara SE
188,500 miles
Kenneth T  • 
July 9, 2019 8:07 PM  • 
San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
2.20  hrs
0.60  hrs
1999 Toyota Solara SLE
210,000 miles
Bernard F  • 
June 8, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Northridge CA 91325
2.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
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Sep 11, 2020 3:48 PM
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What is a Camshaft Position Sensor?

The camshaft position sensor relays important information from the camshaft to the engine control module (ECM). The ECM needs to know both the position and the timing of the camshaft from the sensor, in order to help the engine and ignition operate properly and efficiently.

Attached to the camshaft is a notched or toothed wheel, which works with the camshaft position sensor, and rotates along with the camshaft. The camshaft position sensor gets the position and timing speed information from the wheel, and the sensor sends it to the ECM. The camshaft position sensor allows the ECM to know when to fire the fuel injectors. The ECM may also use the camshaft information from the sensor to determine ignition timing and variable valve timing. The sensor also helps the engine is having a misfiring issue.

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Signs of a malfunctioning Camshaft Position Sensor

Check engine light is on

Your vehicle's check engine sensor light can come on for a variety of reasons. One of them is a position sensor that is broken. A check engine sensor light could be symptom of a camshaft sensor that needs a replacement.

Performance problems

If the camshaft position sensor isn’t working properly, the ECM won’t have the information it needs, leading to potential incorrect ignition timing and poor engine performance. When the position sensor needs a replacement, the engine won’t operate correctly, and you’ll likely experience a lack of power, some rough riding, and some misfiring. If your vehicle is experiencing these symptoms, you might want to get your camshaft sensor checked-out.


A malfunctioning camshaft position sensor can also cause your vehicle to stall. When the camshaft sensor needs a replacement, the ECM isn’t getting the information it needs and the engine may not be able to idle. If your vehicle is frequently stalling, considering checking your position sensor.

Car won’t start

It’s also possible that an inoperable camshaft position sensor will keep the vehicle from even being able to start.

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How urgent is a Camshaft Position Sensor replacement?

A failing camshaft position sensor is unlikely to cause any further damage to your car. However, if you continue driving with a faulty camshaft sensor, your vehicle will be unreliable. A bad sensor leads to stalling issues and the camshaft sensor may even prevent your vehicle from starting. The sensor should be replaced as soon as possible.

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